The John Climacus, the Ladder of Divine Ascent

The John Climacus, the Ladder of Divine Ascent

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by Colm Luibheid, John Henebry, Colm Lubheid
     
 

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John Climacus (c. 579-649) was abbot of the monastery of Catherine on Mount Sinai. His Ladder was the most widely used handbook of the ascetical life in the ancient Greek church.

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John Climacus (c. 579-649) was abbot of the monastery of Catherine on Mount Sinai. His Ladder was the most widely used handbook of the ascetical life in the ancient Greek church.

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ISBN-13:
9780809123308
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Series:
Classics of Western Spirituality Series
Pages:
301
Sales rank:
382,317
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.84(d)
Lexile:
1190L (what's this?)

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John Climacus patterned this book after the vision of a ladder to heaven seen by Jacob in Genesis. Each step on the ladder is either something to practice or avoid in your life. The Ladder of Divine Ascent is required reading for all monastics in the Eastern Orthodox Churches. John Climacus and this book are commemorated every year on the fourth Sunday of the Great Fast.